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Has someone hacked my iPhone?

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JackChip88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 13, 2012 3:56 AM

Yesturday I updated my iPhone software and changed my Apple ID password.

 

Then last night when sending a messege to my ex girlfriend and good friend, the messege sent through fine. However she text back shocked and asked why i had sent her an aggressive and insulting text. She sent me the messege I had supposedly sent her. The first half of the messege was normal but then the second half was someone else's abusive words. Also they insulted me by making comments about my photos. I'm completely confused, worried and paranoid about what has happened. Has someone intercepted the messege and edited it? Has someone hacked my phone? I have never heard of anything like this. I have turned off my phone and changed my password again. Any help would be great, thanks.

 

Jack.

iPhone 4
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,530 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:02 AM (in response to JackChip88)

    Unless jailbroken, your phone has not been hacked. This message you sent to your "ex", was this sent as an iMessage?

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (36,170 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:02 AM (in response to JackChip88)

    Did you either set up your phone on someone elses machine or allow someone else to use your computer to update/activate their phone in some way?

     

    Were these SMS messages (green) or iMessages (blue)?

     

    If they were iMessages, it's most likely that someone is set up to use the same e-mail address for Messages. This can happen easily if you've cross contaminated the phones by sharing a copy of iTunes with someone else.

     

    Go to settings>messages>Receive At and make sure that it's your e-mail address there. If it is, give some though to who might have set up or restored their phone on the same computer.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,530 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:22 AM (in response to JackChip88)

    If someone has your email address & an iOS device, this would explain what happened. They would then also receive the message, could then edit such & forward to your ex.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,530 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:29 AM (in response to JackChip88)

    JackChip88 wrote:

    So you think that someone could have somehow got my messege, edited it and then sent it on to my friend via iMessege?

     

    Yep. That's exactly what happened. iMessage, by design, will appear on all devices using the same Apple ID. I can only suggest you stop using this Apple ID.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,530 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:35 AM (in response to JackChip88)

    Unfortunately, no. If they activated iMessage on their device, using your Apple ID, before you changed your password, they will continue to receive your iMessages as long as you continue to use that Apple ID. The only way to stop this would be to physically get a hold of their device & turn iMessage off...obviously something you can't do. Thus, your only choice is to stop using this Apple ID for iMessage.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,530 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:42 AM (in response to JackChip88)

    You're welcome.

     

    You cannot actually delete an Apple ID, all you can do is stop using it. So, yes, remove this "hacked" Apple ID from all of your devices& stop using it. Have everyone you know stop using it as well. This should put an end to your problem.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,530 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 6:03 AM (in response to JackChip88)

    You're welcome.

  • r3009 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to wjosten)

    A phone number I know,(but have not yet saved to my phone and have deleted any message threads associated with this person) sometimes appears at the top of my messages section, but with no iMessage just the number, why is this..? Could my messages be being intercepted?

  • doryhabib4cd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 11, 2012 12:26 AM (in response to JackChip88)

    guys i have an iphone 4s and also my friend has one ..last night he called me asking why i sent him some messages...so someone is sending IMESSAGES from my number i dont know how its like im sending them but its not me so someone hacked my imessage or somthing :S

    any help please !

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